Lausanne - FIFA vice-president Michel Platini will attend a
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing on Tuesday for an appeal against a
90-day suspension, his entourage said.
The appeal is part of a new campaign by Platini to get back
into the election for a new FIFA leader on February 26.
The 60-year-old Frenchman will go to the CAS tribunal in
Lausanne with his lawyers on Tuesday, an aide told AFP.
CAS has promised a decision on his appeal by Friday "at
Also read: Blatter, Platini face FIFA ethics hearings within 2 weeks
FIFA's ethics committee in October suspended Platini, head
of European football governing body UEFA and a FIFA vice president, from all
football activities for 90 days after he was linked to a criminal probe by
According to Platini's lawyers, FIFA's ethics watchdog wants
the French football legend banned for life.
Platini has gone to CAS in a bid to get the suspension
temporarily lifted. The Frenchman and FIFA president Sepp Blatter will appear
before a FIFA appeal committee on December 16-18 for the main challenge against
their 90 day suspensions.
Blatter is the target of a criminal mismanagement
investigation by Swiss prosecutors. Platini has been questioned over a two
million Swiss france($2 million) payment he received from FIFA in 2011 for work
done a decade earlier.
Both men deny any wrongdoing.For
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